A spokesman for the Republican Party has revealed that they are to investigate the use of CRISPR-Cas to remove specific subsets of people from populations.
Following the revelation that specific bacteria can be removed from populations using CRISPR-Cas, advisors to the party realised the huge potential of the system.
“There’s a whole bunch of people we’d like to get rid of”, a spokesman said. “Mainly Democrats, but if this works, there’s a whole bunch of stuff we could do!”
The CRISPR system works by targetting DNA for cleavage and degradation, and up until now has only been used in a positive way, for example, to cure disease and fix deleterious genetic mutations.
However, actually helping people would be a huge change from traditional Republican Party policy, and it’s no surprise that members are attempting to use the system in a new, evil way.
“Mwuh ha ha ha! Mwuh ha ha ha ha!” Sarah Satan, of the Mad Tea Party, added.